Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday is "This Old House Day"



This unassuming home at 40 Grandview Ave. was the scene of a wedding in 1913. Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, who directed the U.S. Naval operations in the Pacific after Japan's sneak attack at Pearl Harbor, married a Quincy girl named Catherine Vance Freeman, who lived here with her family. The couple apparently met while Nimitz was in Quincy waiting for his submarine to be outfitted at Fore River Shipyard.

6 comments:

RNSANE said...

Nimitz was an important person to the San Francisco area. There's even a freeway named after him.

The house isn't as glorious as some of the Massachusetts ones I've seen. I love those in the Concord area near where I lived when my husband was stationed at Hanscom Fied back in 1968.

brattcat said...

such an interesting snippet of history, slim. thanks.

Beak Wilder said...

Excellent history lesson!

I love the Camaro in the driveway!

DAG said...

Slim

I had read about that wedding once. Thanks for pointing out the house.
Have you ever tracked down the home where the woman who become the Duchess of Windsor lived with her first husband ?

Levonne said...

Interesting factoid!

Beak Wilder said...

Oh man, that would be so crazy if that duchess lived on Windsor Rd!

Maybe she lived in the same house as Mr. Murphy, who owns the Granite Rail!